The attorney general of Mississippi on Thursday filed a suit with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it on behalf of her state to overturn its 1973 ruling in landmark case Roe v. Wade, which allowed abortion nationwide, calling it “egregiously wrong.”
The lawsuit also calls upon SCOTUS justices to permit a Mississippi law, which limits most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, to enter into force.
More than 60 million babies killed
Back in 1973, in Roe v. Wade, a lawsuit on behalf of a Texas woman, in a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court decided that women’s right to have an abortion is protected by the Constitution.
In January 2021, on the 48th anniversary of the ruling, America’s oldest pro-life organization, the National Right to Life Committee, estimated that more than 62.5 million abortions have been performed in the US since Roe v. Wade.
In her brief filed with the Court, however, Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch declares the 1973 ruling to have no grounds whatsoever in “text, structure, history, or tradition.”
In a statement on her official site, Fitch says “there are those” who like to believe that the abortion issue was settled once and for all by Roe v. Wade.
However, in her reasoning, all that the emblematic ruling did was to set up “a special-rules regime” as far as abortion is concerned.
She argues that this legal regime has been contrary to other Court decisions and neutral law principles applied by SCOTUS.
Because of that, Fitch insists, state legislatures and their constituents have been left with a major lack of clarity when it comes to the passage of laws in defense of legitimate public interests.
At the same time, “artificial guideposts” have precluded critically important public debate on how American society takes care of women and their children’s dignity.
Lefties losing their mind!
The Mississippi Attorney General declares the Supreme Court now ought to “set this right”, allowing the political debate to go back to the government’s “political branches.”
Fitch concluded that there is an “overwhelming” case for the Supreme Court to overturn its own landmark ruling on abortion in Roe v. Wade issued more than 48 years ago.
Mississippi’s motion against the 1973 ruling quickly infuriated pro-abortion groups, with the Center for Reproductive Rights describing the lawsuit as “regressive” and “extreme.”
The group’s leader Nancy Northup also said the southern state’s move in asking SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade is “stunning” – as though abortion champions consider the due legal process in the United States of America to be something reserved solely to them, and inaccessible for anybody who does play to their deplorable tune.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life group SBA List, has praised Mississippi’s action, declaring that SCOTUS ought to allow the debate on abortion to “move forward democratically.”
With conservative justices presently outnumbering liberals on the Supreme Court 6-3, Democrats have been shrieking in horror about the moment when SCOTUS might strike down Roe v. Wade.
That moment might soon be coming thanks to Mississippi’s resolve.